Unstill Lifefeaturing: Alla Podolsky and Annelies vanDommelen
This show runs from June 6, 2019 until June 30, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 15, 4-7 pm
The spaces, memories, and people that move and transform us are the focus of the work by Annelies vanDommelen and Alla Podolsky at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, from June 6 to June 30, 2019, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 15, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Annelies van Dommelen's training is formal, obtained from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, amongst other schools, workshops and residencies. Her vision, however, departs from a strict reality.
Annelies's work encompasses more than one medium. It is both abstract and figurative. "I am deeply inspired by natures forms and colors but I am not one who will reproduce it, I respond to it and by memory or osmosis or invention animals, insects, human figures or blooms of my design will occupy the work which then creates a sort of story line for both the viewer and myself to follow."
Alla Podolsky's work is all about life as we see it, as we internalize it, as we remember it. "I paint people, places, events, objects, emotions. All living, in constant motion, even when being still. The transformation happens when we observe, when we interpret, when we remember, and color those experiences with our own perceptions. Things change so constantly, even the ways we remember them. Life is never still, and my aim is to transfer the moments of unstillness with as much exuberance as I see around me."
Born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, Alla Podolsky traces her love of psychological painting to the Byzantine- style iconography of that city. After immigrating to the United States, she continued her art education at Moore College of Art and Design, and later received Master's Degree in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Both artists are excited to have their works exhibited side-by-side. They share aesthetic sensibilities and the love of the painting mediums. Even though their approaches differ, there are connections and parallels that make for the dynamic and interesting visual dialog.